Pivoting around the lively Truvy Jones' Louisiana beauty parlour, a tightly-knit band of friends, confront griefs, loss, life's unforeseen tragedies and heartaches with what they do best: gossiping and sharing. The spirited diabetic and bride-to-be, Shelby; her always supportive mother, M'Lynn; Truvy's gawky assistant, Annelle; the city's curmudgeon, Ouiser; and the town's former first lady, Clairee, are the warm Southern belles who know how to survive life's challenges with their unwavering friendship. But when Shelby decides to conceive, things will turn upside down..Written by
During the scene at his first birthday party, Jack Jr. is sitting on Shelby's lap, but the camera doesn't show Shelby's face. That is because the little girl who is playing him (C. Houser) is actually sitting on her actual mother's lap. She was not on Julia Robert's lap, because she got scared while sitting on hers and not her own mother's. See more »
Twenty six minutes into the movie, M'Lynn tells the women that the doctor said "children aren't possible" for Shelby. Yet 65 minutes in, when the ladies find out Shelby is pregnant, Truvy exclaims "and the doctors said Shelby couldn't have children!" and Annelle says "yeah what do they know, I guess she showed them!" M'Lynn replies in a corrective tone "the doctors said she SHOULDN'T have children, there's a big difference". Well, M'Lynn is the one who said "not possible" about the baby to these ladies earlier in the movie, so she shouldn't be snotty and act like they're stupid when they get excited about the pregnancy. She changed her statement from "not possible" to "shouldn't do it". See more »
Yes, Annelle, I pray! Well, I do! There, I said it, I hope you're satisfied.
I suspected this all along!
Oh! Well don't you expect me to come to one of your churches or one of those tent-revivals with all those Bible-beaters doin' God-only-knows-what! They'd probably make me eat a live chicken!
Not on your first visit!
Very good, Annelle! Spoken like a true smart-ass!
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A thoroughly decent drama with an all-star cast. While none of the male characters were fleshed out, that simply wasn't the focus of the movie, and I understand that in the source play, none of them ever appeared on-stage. The women were all very strong, if sometimes foolish, and the acting was first-rate. Nice photography of Natchitoches.
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